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The Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. We are not a state agency, and we receive no state funds, but we are proud partners with Kentucky's cultural, heritage, arts, and tourism agencies.


Kentucky Humanities Council Recent News:

Uncommonwealth: As Henry Clay, Georgetown professor is the 'poster child for Kentucky Chautauqua' - Apr 28th, 14
The Tuesday, April 29th edition of the Herald-Leader includes an article by Cheryl Truman about Kentucky Chautauqua's George McGee who portrays Kentucky's Great Statesman Henry Clay.

Kentucky Humanities April Issue coming soon! - Apr 17th, 14
The April 2014 issue of Kentucky Humanities magazine has been delivered to the Post Office. Look for the new issue in your mailbox soon!

Kentucky Chautauqua at Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library - Jan 17th, 14
Kentucky Chautauqua's Adolph Rupp performed at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library in Glasgow on Thursday, January 16th.

Ben Chandler appears on Roundabout U - Nov 11th, 13
Executive Director Ben Chandler talks Kentucky Chautauqua on Roundabout U.

Chautauqua Endowment goal of $1M attained - Jul 17th, 13
The leadership of the Kentucky Humanities Council can take great pride in achieving the goal it set in August, 1999 to endow our Chautauqua and Speakers Bureau programs.

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